In a recent article on MLB.com, reporter Will Leitch identified a current player from each club most likely to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame. While he iterated that his list doesn’t exactly mean he thinks they are a lock for Cooperstown, he is simply giving each team’s next best shot.
While the list contains ten or so players that could likely head into the Hall once they hang up their spikes, two or three are virtual locks: Anaheim’s Mike Trout, perhaps Washington’s Max Scherzer…
And guaranteed Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw as a lock future Hall of Famer. So much so the author didn’t even bother to explain why. You love to see it.https://t.co/JmsZoFIWQH
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) December 29, 2019
Leitch didn’t even have to explain why he sees Kershaw as a lock — he had paragraphs listing almost every other player’s resumes — For Kershaw, the author simply said, “he’s almost certainly already in.”
The body of work from the long-time Dodger ace certainly speaks for itself. Through 12 major league seasons, he leads all active major leaguers in ERA (2.44), winning percentage (.695), shutouts (15),…